Dr. Evan Radcliffe, Director of the English Graduate Program and Associate Professor of English
“My go-to database is ECCO, or Eighteenth Century Collections Online.
When I was first doing doing research on the 1790s, you had to actually go to the libraries– old libraries– to find research materials. I remember, I was working in the Yale Library, trying to find this one pamphlet, and I just couldn’t find it. Then I realized it had fallen down between the stacks and had been stuck there! It could have been there for 100 years.
But now, almost anybody can do the research they might want to do. There are a lot of other great 18th century databases, but with this one you can find all kinds of stuff. It makes the job of being a scholar that much easier and even more possible.”
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